Argh! This race is supposed to be a good for me. I can fly round Hungary, winning here quite easy, and I had considered victory here on this occasion to be a formality. Big mistake.
I was comfortably on pole and during the race had built up a commanding lead come my first stop on lap twenty. Unfortunately, two things conspired to ruin my race at this point.
The first was a controller glitch that forced me into a left turn and into a barrier, damaging my front wing. This in itself was not insurmountable – I might easily have recovered, as the damage wasn’t crippling and even an unscheduled stop would not have been devastating.
The engine failure upon rejoining the track… Well, that was crippling. My third retirement of the season means I am now 12 points behind Button and realistically, relying on him having a problem or two. It’s not going to be easy, but role on Valencia!